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Laura Bryan, coordinator of the Office of Financial Aid for Service, hopes anyone working full-time (more than 30 hours) for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with education debt will come to the webinars her team is hosting this fall and start the process to have their debt forgiven. “There is help for nonprofit employees through income-driven repayment plans, consolidation and Public Service Loan Forgiveness,” Bryan said.
Victoria Robinson has been shaped by her own experiences and by a willingness to attune to the perspectives of others. Discerning a call to ministry with the support of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been a part of Robinson’s experience.
Emily Dawn Sutphin studied religion from a sociological perspective in college. After graduation, she chose to apply to seminary to have “the opportunity to examine my faith from a variety of angles.”
“Need-based aid is one of the many ways that the Presbyterian Mission Agency responds to its Matthew 25 priorities to end structural racism and poverty.” This statement appears at the end of the full-page announcement in Presbyterians Today about scholarships for full-time undergraduate and seminary students belonging to Presbyterian churches.
When Melonee Tubb graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky with a Master of Divinity degree, she was saddled with $85,000 in student loans.
Every person who has student loans should explore their options for Public Service Loan Forgiveness by October 2022.
The message from Monday’s Student Loan Debt Webinar describing recent changes in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) is overwhelmingly in favor of the borrower — and potentially beneficial to ministers and other church leaders.
Mel Tubb and the Rev. Alexandra Zareth of the Presbyterian Mission Agency know what it’s like to burdened by student loan debt.
Ellashia Spaulding is a committed lifelong member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt, New York, and is doing great things in her community.
In the summer of 2020, Lydia Miller was feeling somewhat lonely and isolated. Except for her college experience, for the first time she was living away from home — in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a print design intern at Our Daily Bread Ministries.